COVID-19 Student Exclusion Criteria

  • Exclusion Criteria from the Texas Department of State and Health Services
    (as of 08/05/2021)

    Coronavirus disease 2019 commonly referred to as COVID-19 is a disease requiring exclusion from school under 25 Tex. Admin. Code § 97.7.

    A school administrator shall exclude from attendance any child having or suspected of having COVID-19. Exclusion shall continue until the readmission criteria for the conditions are met. The readmission criteria for COVID-19 is as follows:

    • If symptomatic, exclude from school until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset, and fever free*, and other symptoms have improved.
    • Children who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 10 days after the day they were tested.
    • *Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.8° Celsius) or higher.

    For a complete list of all disease requiring exclusion from school and the readmission criteria, please visit DSHS School Health Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in a Group-Care Setting.